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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    Thanks everyone, and also for the offers and PM's. I definitely found another AEFW, but look forward to getting this "regular" variety when I return. Will pick this thread back up on the 17th when I get back in the country and thank you all very very much for the photos and information to date.
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    I will probably have to pick this thread back up in about ten days. Have to get busy and then catch a plane.
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    Clkwrk: Those are the ones I was expecting. If you removed them and they are off the coral surface, do they look like dolt's? Because dolt's and another guy who emailed me with photos seem to have another type that are smaller. The ones I have are the size of those in some of dolt's photos...
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    no - these were from the base and sometimes covering half a branch and occasionally in the crook between branches. Pure white skeleton with tiny black flatwoms. I will get some microscopy photos when I get back in town.
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    McHava: Thanks...I spent four hours under the dissecting scope tonight examining the tissue and no flatworms, but definitely some at the lesions and definitely doing damage.
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    Also, there were two other flatworms on the fragments that are normal tank fauna, so there is room for confusion on them.
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    One more thing....I found several egg masses under a lesion of recently denuded tissue on the skeleton. They were not stongly attached like the egg masses of the Montipora nudibranchs. I used a dissecting scope and some fine forceps and they just pulled right off. I fixed them in warm Bouin's...
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    Monti: 1. Salt study is going well. On the elegance coral project, some of the mosre pertinent histoslides are posted at ericborneman.com. I have a CD burned of the images and have sent them out and am consulting with two histopathologists on the findings and I will have an article written...
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    Wanted: acropora eating flatworms

    If anyone has or knows someone with the Acropora eating flatworms, I am very interested in obtaining some alive. I am willing to pay for shipping. Please contact me at eborneman@uh.edu. Thank you.
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    Elegance Coral update

    This is a bit of a teaser, but I have finished examing all the elegance corals donated by aquarists to determine why they have poor survival. After examining all specmens, and pending the results of electron micorscopy work, I have seen what appears to be a number of conditions affecting the...
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    Maturity Issues

    Carlos - what white skeleton? There is no dead skeleton in any tank photos. One of the Acropora I recently took outof my tank to fragment weighed over ten pounds and several of them are 16 inches across with 12" branches...I have a photo of my wife holding it from her waist to her chin. My...
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    Feeding of this gorgonion? (photo)

    fwiw, I'm not sure their's is, either.
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    Feeding of this gorgonion? (photo)

    Nope..Psuedopterogorgia are photosynthetic. But, yours is not Psuedopterogorgia.
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    Maturity Issues

    LOL...ok.
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    Coral Polyp Extrusion site

    great photo and record. Please do attach it so we have a record of a daughter formed! Thanks!
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